Role of the Doula
Each family has a unique set of needs. As your doula, I commit to meeting you where you are and supporting you in a way that reflects those needs. Amidst the excitement and beauty of having a child, new parents can feel overwhelmed and anxious in their new roles and responsibilities. My job as a doula is to support you as you make decisions that work for your family while offering you current evidence-based best practices and helping you problem-solve in creative ways. It is my goal to help you become self-sufficient, confident, and enjoy the transition into parenthood.
The Postpartum Doula:
- Educates about normal newborn behavior and development
- Offers techniques for soothing and coping with a newborn
- Teaches breastfeeding/bottle feeding best practices
- Encourages parents to find their own style of nurturing a baby
- Allows new parents to care for themselves: rest, shower, and reboot
- Provides a non-judgmental sounding board
- Helps care for and integrate older siblings
- Helps new parents with daily newborn routines and offers practical solutions
- Listens and helps parents process their birthing experience
- Helps family eat well and stay nutritionally balanced
- Offers evidence-based information and resources
A postpartum doula does not provide or substitute medical advice and does not provide nanny or housekeeping services.